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CBGs for Service Members


CBGs for Service Members

A connection source to supply military personnel -- both away and returned -- with a handcrafted instrument.
This not limited to the US, folks! Any servicemember, any country.
The Cigar Box Nation has no borders.

Members: 380
Latest Activity: Apr 11



And a friendly reminder:  please do not post personal info like an email address or your shipping address here.  Your builder or servicemember will get that info from you via personal message once you've been matched. 

Discussion Forum

CBG For Service Member-Matched!!

Started by Huntz Meyer Mar 30. 0 Replies

Sam and I just finished one for Sam's youngest who just graduated boot camp at Ft. Benning. 19 weeks of AIT (26B), then Airborne school, then Ranger school are to come. Sam, proud mother and grandmother, selected and decoupaged the photo collage.…Continue

3 String CBG and Amp up for adoption

Started by Mudskipper. Last reply by Mudskipper Mar 29. 2 Replies


WOW--Great thread! Retired and disabled AF here.... - Matched!!

Started by Bernie Mango. Last reply by Bernie Mango Mar 29. 17 Replies

I was medically retired from the US Air force on January 29, 2013 after 22 years and 7 months of service.Had multiple service-connected disabilities stemming from injuries going all the way back to 1992.....which they didn't bother to get around to…Continue

Interested in a Cigar Box Guitar - Matched!!

Started by Jim. Last reply by Jim Mar 25. 6 Replies

I heard about this from a friend. I'm active duty Army and would love some info about getting one. Continue

Cigar box guitar for deployed service member - Matched!!

Started by Joseph Kidd. Last reply by steven reneker Mar 13. 6 Replies

Hello everyone, I heard about these cigar box guitars from a buddy the other day and they sound awesome! We are deployed in Helmand province Afghanistan at present. I have played 6 string guitar for a number of years and it is my go to relaxation…Continue

Guitar for Afghanistan chapel? - Matched!!

Started by Frank Villaume. Last reply by Huntz Meyer Mar 11. 9 Replies

Greetings all, I am currently deployed to Camp Leatherneck, and I've taken on the task of providing guitar music for the church services here, and I'm wondering if anybody wants to make a guitar to add to the chapel services? I love smoking cigars,…Continue

Introductory - Matched!!

Started by Joe "SilverFox" Sweat. Last reply by Wichita Sam Mar 3. 6 Replies

Hello everyone, Im not sure if i should be here but i saw the "and returned" part. So, i was in service until Novenber 2011 when the Army tossed me out on a medical retirement from injuries sustained during OEF 10-11. I'm unable to work due to the…Continue

Deployed Troop Request - Matched!!

Started by Brandon W Olsen. Last reply by Bruce Myers Feb 19. 11 Replies

Hello All, I am currently deployed to an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia. A guy I met out here showed me the CBG that he recieved from someone on this site. WOW! I have never seen anything like it, and then he told me that someone in the…Continue

CBG Build For Service Member

Started by randy freeman Feb 7. 0 Replies

Congratulations Jonathan on getting a CBG. I still am in the process of five different builds. If i can help a another service member, please let me know. A few pics are attached to check out. I can send one of builds that are completed or will…Continue

want to help

Started by randy freeman. Last reply by Dan Sleep Jan 27. 1 Reply

I am a cbg builder and retired service member. Would love the chance to help Continue

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Comment by randy freeman on March 24, 2014 at 11:43pm

Jonathan, hope you received your CGB in good shape.  God bless.

Comment by Dan Sleep on February 10, 2014 at 6:41pm

Hi Allen, thanks for volunteering to help out. Just watch the threads when they are posted, and if you see a new one, go ahead and reply to them.

Comment by allen vanstory on February 10, 2014 at 5:45pm

would love for some Service Members to have one of my guitar please just let me know

Comment by Dan Sleep on January 7, 2014 at 11:31am

Good deal Jose! Enjoy....

Comment by Jose Sedas on January 7, 2014 at 10:47am

I came back today and what do they give me after cheking for mail a "CBG"

THANK YOU Dan Sleep!!! let the good times begin!!

Comment by Dan Sleep on December 30, 2013 at 11:06am

Hi Jonathan, if you scroll up a little bit, you will see a link that says, "+Add a Discussion"  If you post your request there, we will try to hook you up with a builder who can make something for you. That helps us keep track of the requests. In order to help keep you safe, please don't post your APO address publicly. Your builder will request that from you in a private message. Thanks...Dan

Comment by Dan Sleep on December 24, 2013 at 7:41am

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all our service members who are serving their country here and abroad!!! We know it must be difficult to be away from your friends and family at this time of the year.

Just know that we are keeping you in our hearts and prayers, waiting for you to return home safely.

God Bless you.

Comment by Dan Sleep on November 19, 2013 at 7:58am

HI Matthew, we provide cigar box guitars to service members at no cost. It is our way of saying thanks for your service and dedication to your country.

If you really wanted to buy one, I sell them at my site at, and there are a ton of other builders here who sell them as well.

If you would like us to match you up with a builder, just click on the Add a Discussion link above, and create your own discussion. We will try to hook you up with someone who can build one for you.


Comment by Matthew Lawton Bostick on November 19, 2013 at 6:55am

Greetings from Shindand Airbase! What do the Cigar Box Guitars cost?

Comment by Dan Sleep on October 22, 2013 at 8:10am

Michael, You should be able to connect to Facebook under your Settings menu.


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